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Performing barbers, surgeons and barber-surgeons in early modern English literature

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This study addresses the problem critics have faced in identifying contemporary perceptions of the barber, surgeon and barber-surgeon in early modernity by examining the literature, predominantly the drama, from the period. The name ‘barber-surgeon’ is not given formally to any character in extant early modern plays; only within the dialogue or during stage business is a character labelled the barber-surgeon. Barbers and surgeons are simultaneously separate and doubled-up characters. The diff...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Pembroke College
Department:
Humanities Division - English Language and Literature
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Publication date:
2011
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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uuid:42cdcea1-56b8-4d3d-961f-d2a3e7fa0d13
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ora:6532

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